Back In The Peg

Posted on January 14, 2013 by Mike Vogel

Over the nearly 100 years in which the NHL has done business, many high profile NHLers have been born in Winnipeg. Overall, more than 180 players have been born in the Manitoba capital city. Nine Hockey Hall of Famers were born in Winnipeg: Andy Bathgate, Art Coulter, Frank Frederickson, Herb Gardiner, Ching Johnson, Frank Mathers, Bill Mosienko, Ken Reardon, Terry Sawchuk. Among those who have skated for the Capitals who hail from Winnipeg: Cody Eakin, Brian Engblom, Owen Fussey, Jim Johnson, Grant Ledyard, Bryan Muir, Mike Ridley and Blair Stewart. Assuming Eakin is in the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Jets, he would become the first Winnipeg native to play for the Capitals here since Johnson played against the old Winnipeg Jets in the Caps’ last visit here on Dec. 10, 1995.

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January 14, 2013

Last season, the Capitals had more than their fair share of struggles against the Atlanta Thrashers. Playing out their final season in the city of Atlanta, the Thrashers earned points in five of their six games (4-1-1) with Washington, and they kept the Caps off the scoreboard entirely in two of

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